Robert Cody Maxwell
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Robert Cody Maxwell

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Brooklyn, NY
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk Rock




"Best Up and Coming DFW Bands"

Don’t miss out on some of the best musical talent to come out of the Dallas/Forth Worth area. These are the area’s best up-and-coming bands of 2014. See them now before they get too big and ticket prices soar.

The Gentlemen Vain consists of Daniel Villanueva, Robert Cody Maxwell, Clemente Gomez and David Snawder. Robert Cody Maxwell is the lead singer. Maxwell said, “My backing band is ‘The Gentlemen Vain’ in reference to Dutch Vanitas artwork [still-life] and the temporal nature of earthly life, and it is a reflection of our own focus artistically on the fragile nature of our lives and our relationship to our world.” The band’s style is described as Americana or indie-folk music, with vocal harmony-centric arrangements in the style of The Avett Brothers and Jackson Browne. - CBS Local

"Hand Drawn Records Showcase Press Release"

Hand Drawn Records is returning to Austin, Texas’ Brass House, located just a few blocks from 6th Street, for it’s second annual unofficial label showcase, featuring over 40 bands on two stages, Friday & Saturday, March 20 and 21st during the city’s famed music week. - Hand Drawn Records


Mockingbyrd Station - 2013

Victory EP - 2014

Hand Drawn Records Analog Sessions Vol. 1 (Victory) - 2015

Silas Nello - Easy Listening for Uneasy People (all electric guitars) - 2018



Maxwell is Waco, Texas born multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter and sideman who tours and records with a revolving door of acts. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, where he provides auxiliary instrumentation for recordings and live performances in the Lower East Side folk music scene.

As a soloist, Maxwell produces intimate live experiences that sometimes feel more like theatre than folk music. His banter is disarming, but when the music is playing he becomes erratic, drawing comparisons to Pennsylvania's Langhorne Slim or Sweden's Kristian Matsson (The Tallest Man on Earth).

In addition to playing alone, Maxwell also fronts a full-fledged rock band. It's a sermonic live show with lyric-driven, harmony-centric arrangements, drawing heavily from Jackson Browne, Dawes, The Avett Brothers. It's the 1970's Laurel Canyon sound if it had been raised on Townes Van Zandt.

Maxwell recently started a more traditionally folk-music centered project with Tennessee native and fellow Brooklynite Robert Kitchens (The Tumble, The Bookhouse Boys, Kitchens' Inc.). They perform together as a duo under the name Roberts. Rolling guitar lines and vocal harmonies channel the spirit of The Dave Rawlings Machine and The Milk Carton Kids, and their interpretations of the great American songbook breathes new life into the genre. They are one part Texas, one part Tennessee, and straight outta Brooklyn.

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